New Student Convocation is the University of Florida’s official welcome for all first-year students. Convocation celebrates the UF Class of 2027’s entry into higher education and inducts them into a community of learners. New student Convocation invites student to fully embrace their student experience and understand the expectations that come with being a Gator. In learning more about the university, our first-year students will create their unique identity as a class and see how they can make a positive impact on the world as a member of the Gator Nation.

Additional Information

  • Doors: 3:30pm
  • Gates: Enter through Gate 1. This will be the only open gate.
  • Camera Policy: Small personal cameras are allowed. No professional cameras and NO DETACHABLE LENSES. The use of a flash is also prohibited.
  • Video/Audio Recording Policy: Video and audio recording is not allowed
  • Concession Information: Available throughout locations on concourse level
  • Disabled Patron Services: Accessibility Information
  • Security: See the Security Policies listed here »
  • Prohibited Items: Backpacks and oversized bags will not be permitted. Bags of any size are discouraged for this event. If at all possible, please leave bags at home. Please see above security link for more prohibited items.
  • Parking: Parking restrictions are lifted beginning at 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday. It is open parking past 3:30 pm on these days. Please be advised that the only General Public parking near the O’Connell Center will be in the O’Connell Center parking garage as well as the lot. Parking is first come, first serve. For more information on locations, please refer to our Parking Information page.
  • Directions: Map and Driving Directions »